SOUTH AFRICA LAUNCHES ITS FIRST NATIONAL ACTION PLAN (NAP) ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY (WPS) AS PER UN RESOLUTIONS 1325

Joint Media Advisory

The Minister Defence (DoD) Nosiviwe Maphisa Nqcakula; Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD), Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Dr Naledi Pandor will launch the first-generation National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace & Security (WPS) for South Africa.

The NAP on WPS is a culmination of a consultative process with civil society coordinated by Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) and government departments over the last few years with support from UN Women. The event will be attended by government departments, members of civil society, development partners.

The National Action Plan launch responds directly to the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and subsequent resolutions and heeds the call for Member States to develop and implement National Action Plans on WPS to ensure coordination and impact. The (UNSC) Resolution 1325, encourages Member States to take action to further women’s political and civil society participation, the protection of women and girls and gender training on a national level.

Members of the media are invited to this launch:

Date: 18 March 2021

Time: 5pm – 7pm

 
Where:
Join Zoom Meeting:

https://unwomen.zoom.us/j/93930655603?pwd=ci9jRGJPK05ZTzAzQXpKT2F0RlpXdz09  
Meeting ID: 939 3065 5603

Passcode: nz0CF=U


Enquiries:


DWYPD: Shalen Gajadhar: shalen.gajadhar@gmail.com
DIRCO: Mr Clayson Monyela 082 884 5974

FHR – Rumbidzai Elizabeth Chidoori, rchidoori@fhr.org.za

United Nations – Zeenat Abdool, abdool@un.org  

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